Autovie Venete S.p.A., established in 1928, constructs and manages motorway routes A4 Venice-Trieste, A23 Palmanova-Udine Sud, and A28 Portogruaro-Pordenone-Conegliano. Its motorway network is traveled by more than 47 million vehicles annually and includes 14 toll booths, 16 service stations, four parking areas, and three maintenance centers. Autovie Venete provides information services, traffic assistance, and parking areas. With more than 600 employees, the company is currently working on constructing a third lane on the Trieste-Venice segment of the A4 and transforming the junction Villesse-Gorizia into a motorway—important strategically to improve connections with Central and Eastern Europe.
For companies like Autovie Venete—that work on publicly-bidded projects and concessions—ensuring complete control over public works projects is complicated by restrictions and regulations. To manage the complexity and improve control, Autovie Venete sought an enterprisewide system that would integrate financial and operational planning and improve business predictability.
The company deployed Oracle Hyperion Planning to more tightly align operations with strategies, ensure shorter planning cycles, and enable more predictable financial performance. With Oracle, the company now has an in-depth view of business operations and their related financial impact. In addition, by eliminating a cumbersome spreadsheet-based process and improving data accuracy, Autovie Venete can consolidate quarterly financial analysis data in just 15 minutes—a process that previously took a week.
“We chose Oracle over other solutions because of its ability to cover all Autovie Venete’s technical, functional, and strategic requirements,” saidVito Mauro, project manager, Autovie Venete S.p.A.
Autovie Venete S.p.A. and Oracle Partner Alfa Sistemi worked together to identify and implement a system that would improve the efficiency and speed of project management—an initiative the two companies dubbed the Monitoring of Work Progress and Reporting on Investment (MAORI) project. After selecting Oracle’s solutions, the company worked with its various departments—including information systems, accounting, management control, works monitoring, and procurement—as well as consultants from Multiconsult of Vicenza to help map processes (from budget definition to expense commitments, formal order placement, reporting, and invoicing). Analyzing and mapping the processes approximately a year to complete. The company implemented Oracle in just six months.
Alfa Sistemi was founded in 1995 by a group of professionals with experience in Information technology and organization, and it is now a leader in the sectors of organizational consulting and system integration (especially related to Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne). Alfa Sistemi provides consulting and implementations for market-leading enterprise resource planning systems, such as the Oracle applications, particularly suitable for midsize as well as complex and innovative multinational companies and groups, and for smaller companies that want to become more competitive in the global market. Headquartered in Udine, Italy, with a core operational structure of about 50 highly-skilled people, Alfa Sistemi facilitates and supports the growth of its customers worldwide.